Nov 16, 2012 4:00am PST
troops at the ready, even as israel promises a truce. we are live in gaza. >>> also, new images of sandy's wrath. the hurricane famously crippled public transit. and now, we have new video showing it all happen. >>> and an incredible story from the storm zone. love letters wash ashore, discovered after 60 years. >>> good morning, everyone. a salute to american heroes has turned into a horrific accident scene at a railroad crossing in texas. with 4 people dead, and 17 injured. >> federal investigators have arrived in midland, hours after a freight train slammed into a parade float that was carrying wounded veterans. abc's larry jacobs reports. >> the trailer got hit by a train. we need as many units as you can. >> reporter: a parade float carrying wounded veterans to a banquet in their honor, was broadsided by a freight train. it happened at this railroad crossing in midland, texas. two 18-wheelers with flatbed trailers were carrying dozens of wounded warriors and their families. the first truck crossed the railroad tracks safely. but the second took the full force of the collision. >> sa
Nov 14, 2012 4:00am EST
power authority is the latest casualty of superstorm sandy. michael hurby, the coo of lipa resigned tuesday. the utility is being heavily criticized for its slow response to the devastating storm. thousands of customers still without power. >>> and hurricane sandy is dealing another blow to the people of new jersey in the form of higher taxes. governor chris christie says he may have no choice but to raise property taxes for rebuilding the heavily damaged state. christie has aggressively pushed for lower taxes since taking office. >>> time, now, for a look at weather from across the country on this wednesday morning. we have showers and thunderstorms in the southeast, from macon, georgia, into jacksonville, orlando, and miami. a few inches of mountain snow in the northern rockies. morning showers from seattle to portland. warming up in the southwest. >> 67 in sacramento. 50s in the pacific northwest. mostly 40s in the midwest and northeast. and miami, getting up to 82. >>> and when we come back after the break, holiday shopping secrets. we'll tell you the best days to hit the mall.
Nov 15, 2012 4:00am EST
firsthand the aftermath of hurricane sandy. thousands of customers are still without power more than two weeks later. >> our hearts go out to them. >>> and the president is keeping a watchful eye on the growing tension and violence in the middle east. israeli forces killed the top hamas leader yesterday in this attack. and they are bounding gaza again today. >> abc's alex marquardt is live in jerusalem with the breaking developments. alex? >> reporter: good morning, rob and paula. that's right. the israeli air strikes in the retaliatory palestinian rocket attacks have continued overnight into this morning. israel says it has carried out over 100 attacks on targets in the gaza strip. not just on individuals, like ahmad jabari, who was killed yesterday. but on rocket sites, including on the long-rage rockets that are iranian-made. they have a range of about 50 miles. in response, hamas and palestinian militant groups have targeted southern israel with rockets. four israelis have been killed in the southern area around the gaza strip. at least 12 palestinians have been killed, according to